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Update for 6th November
The dead leaves fall like noiseless rain,
The air is calm and warm and sweet;
Upon the woodland and the plain
The ghost of summer rests her feet.
Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)
Remembrance Sunday will be this Sunday, 10th November, when we shall commemorate the fallen at both services.
Fr. Matt’s sermon from last Sunday can be revisited on the church website, or you can just click on:
Please pray this week for:
Baby Ellie, plus Danny and Sarah; Susan and Edward; Ray and Mary Anne; Lindsay and Dane plus Jack; Margaret; Pat and Sean; Dorothy and Toby plus Lindsay- Teresa and family; Brenda; Laurel and Rob; Ruth; Julia and John; Karla and Rob plus Ben and Tom; Judi; Margaret and Jennifer; Phyllis, Liam; Duke, Amanda; Bruce; Elsie; Colin, Gail, Kelly Mike, Brian, Jen, Kathy, Alex and Andy, Terry, Lee, Kelly, Terry, Norma, Elizabeth, Ted and Bonnie, Paula, Mike, Robin, George, Elizabeth, David, Helen, Mary, Debbie, Cindy and Kevin, Loraine
Rest in Peace:  Mrs. Shirley Peck (wife of Bishop Jack Peck). May the soul of Shirley find rest eternal and rise in Glory. Pray for comfort and strength for family and friends in their grief.
We ask for Prayer at this time when our country of Canada is feeling the tension of division. May we all strive to work together to resolve differences and to honour and strengthen the values we hold in common.
Pray for all those who are in the midst of man made and natural crisis that are wreaking havoc in the lives of humans, animals and the environment, our planet and universe.
Resources.  The Prayer and Pastoral Care Team is making available and trialing a couple of different daily devotional booklets, “Our Daily Bread” and “Forward Day by Day”, both in regular and large print. We will put out a limited quantity four times over the next year. Printing by title and print size are staggered so please check you don’t double up, but please help yourself to this resource. We will be seeking feedback about numbers needed, usage, usefulness, and cost value in the future.
Cycle of Prayer for November
Tend – Service
“To respond to human need by loving service” is a central aspect of Christ’s call. Loving service engages finding real needs and offers service that is truly loving so all are changed by the encounter.
Lord you came to service and not to be served, fill us with the compassion and insight to respond to human need by loving service. Let your glory fill this place.
Let your glory fill this world.
We honour ministries in support of SERVICE: the Third Mark of Mission-
ACW - Crafters, Catering, Pies, Card Parties
Outreach - Daily Bread, Nearly New Shop, Kick Soccer, Bale to the North, Undies Sunday, Bless their Socks, Hospice comfort, Men’s Mission ,Unity Project.
–  My Sister’s Place, ANOVA, CMHA Distress Center
–  St John’s Hospitality Dinners, Circles Dinners/ Bridges out of Poverty,
–  Christmas Share, Christmas family support, Community Breakfast.
Sunday School is back!!  There will be Sunday School this Sunday, 10th November, at the 10.00 am service time.  It will continue each Sunday after that, all this thanks to Cindy Warner, one of our new members, who is taking a central role in this project.
FundScrip.  Rick will be in the Narthex between the services this Sunday, 10th November, with the cards you ordered.  The next order day is 8th December, the last opportunity before Christmas, and remember, they make great stocking stuffers!  And, the church gets a percentage of every purchase made with the cards.
Daily Bread  For November they are suggesting: canned soup , cereal , Mac and Cheese.
Fresh produce, non perishable, (most welcome now that the farmers market is closed for the season).  Potatoes , onions , squash.,Turnip, sweet potatoes/yams , carrots, parsnips, beets, brussels sprouts .
Daily Bread Sunday is this week, 10th November.
Calendars.  Anglican Church calendars for 2020 are now available, at the unchanged and bargain price of $10.00.  See Anne Patton, or any Chancel Guild member, to get your package of 2020 dates!
12 Neighbours
Video and Bible Study Series
What does it really mean to love your neighbour?
Who is my Neighbour?
You are invited to participate in this eight week video and Bible Study series that seeks to educate and inspire each one of us to take Jesus’ new commandment seriously and to love our neighbours like never before.  This series will challenge our perspectives on poverty, marginalization and what it means to effect real change.
This Series begins this Sunday November 10th  following worship and coffee, and will run for eight weeks (not consecutive) Further dates will be provided at the first session.  Each session will be between 45-60 minutes.  All are welcome and encouraged to participate.
It’s Bazaar Time!!  (Well, almost).  This year, on Saturday 16th November, from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm (please note a slightly different timing).  Lots of help is needed, and sign up sheets are on the table in the Narthex.  Quilt tickets are in your mailbox for sale, $5.00 each, or 3 for $10.00.  Donations are needed for the Silent Auction, and bottles are requested for the Bottle Table (wine, ketchup, salad dressing, mustard, vintage Champagne, etc.), and for the Attic Treasures table, you name it - handicrafts, jewellery, ornaments, etc., and the famous “Saks of St. Jude’s”.
The usual large book table will be made bigger by your donation, as will the mix of preserves on that table.  Pies of various kinds for sale as well, and this year something new, soup!! and eggrolls!
Please bring your donations to the church by Friday 15th November, 9.00 am to 7.00 pm, except that bake table goodies are best left until the morning of the Bazaar.
Regarding the Bake Table, please keep in mind that our shoppers are looking for  holiday baked goods at this time of the year.  Last year we found that people were looking for such items as: shortbread, pies, mincemeat pies and tarts, fruit cake and other cakes, squares and holiday cookies.
Note: we found that muffins were not very popular last year, and please label your baking so we know what it is.
If you have any questions please contact Faye Geoghegan- 519-667-0996  or Janette Newcombe- 519-660-1486.
The lunch room will be grateful for gifts of fancy squares as well.
The Wednesday Craft Group welcomes any crafts you have made at home to be included in the Bazaar. If not priced, please bring in by Friday November 15th  so that this can be done before the big day.
Mailboxes Each parish family has been allocated a mailbox for important letters or messages, so it’s wise to check yours out on Sunday morning.  For newer members who may not be sure where they are, it’s that large cabinet to the left of the main church entrance doors.  A name directory is attached.
Interim receipts to the end of September are now in your mailbox.
Nametags.  Vikki Norris says that the new nametags are finally here. You will find yours on the white board, filed by your surname. Please return your tag to the board after each service. For those of you who want a nametag, please see Vikki or Charlotte after the service. If you attend the 8.00 am service, please know that the chances of running into Vikki at that hour are somewhere between slim and never. In that case, please give Vikki a call at: 519-601-2716.
Choir practices continue each Thursday, at 7.30 pm.   Practices for the Festival Choir for the Christmas season have begun, so please join for this more limited commitment if you can.
The Men of St Jude are meeting for lunch Tuesday November 19th,  11:30 am at the Alibi Restaurant.
Blood Donor clinic here at the church, All Saints Hall, this Saturday 9th November, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
St Jude Gift and Craft Market Thursday November 28th.  All Saints Hall. 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm. All shoppers and lookers welcome.
Christmas Tea!!   The 2019 “Victorian Christmas Tea” is planned for  Saturday November 30th,  at 1.00 pm.  Come for fancy sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, desserts.  Tickets are now available for reserved seating only, and this very popular event sells out early, so don’t delay!  Tickets are  $20.00 per person, and $10.00 for children under 12.  If you have questions please contact Cathy Lee Benbow or Sherry Shadlock.
Christmas cards from the Primate’s Fund (PWRDF) are available now - you can order them from the Anglican Church of Canada website.
An opportunity to experience a Blanket Exercise at St Anne's Byron, 1344 Commissioners Road West this Saturday, November 9th,  from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.
St. Aidan’s Church (Oxford Street West) Silver Saints Lunch on Wednesday 13th November, church service at 10.30 am followed by lunch (catered by Remark) at 11.30 am.  After lunch, the Threshold Choir will serenade the group.
Bazaars other than ours on Saturday 16th November at St. Paul’s Cathedral and St. Gerorge’s Church (Wharncliffe Road and Oxford St.), if you still have the strength that is.
The Deanery of London is invited to “Contextual Bible Studies for Advent” with Bishop Terry Dance at St. George’s Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Rd N.  Four Wednesday evenings – November 27th, December 4th, 11th and 18th at 6.45 pm - coffee, tea and goodies; 7.00 - 8.00 pm Bible Study.  Parking - enter off St. Patrick St. to school yard behind the church hall.  Accessible entrance at the Atrium door off Wharncliffe Rd.
St. Alban the Martyr.  All former parishioners and clergy of the Church of St. Alban the Martyr on  Huron Street are asked to save the date for a reunion which will take place on June 20th 2020,  at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Rd E.  The time will be 11:30 a.m. until approx. 2.00 pm. More details will follow at a later date.  This event is being organised by former St. Alban’s members.
Holy Land Tour.  Canon Vicars Hodge and Bishop Terry Dance are leading a tour of the Holy Land 22nd May to 8th June 2020.  We are invited to join the group for the spiritual adventure of a life time!  More information can be found at www.trinitytour.org .